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Hi I'm Josh

I've lived in Michigan and Brazil, I love to learn and play sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the church. I played most sports growing up, but always favored soccer. I love to read, especially of history. I do love a book that can get you to shed a few tears, reminds us all that we are still human and can feel. Some may call me a movie-aholic, so I do enjoy watching films with my family, especially the ones that can tug at your heart strings. Family is very important to me, and I can't wait to start a family of my own, well that's not too far in the future now. I was blessed to serve a full-time mission for the Church, I served in Fortaleza, Brazil, and oh how i miss it. I was just accepted to school at BYU-I, and I am so excited! I am a Mormon and I try to base all my choices off of my belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church has truly affected my life and always for good. If you want to know more, just ask!

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said, I grew up a Mormon. It wasn't until I was around fourteen years of age that I really started to wonder, for myself, if the Church was true. So I took upon myself a challenge given by my counselor at a church camp called "EFY". It was to read the Book of Mormon, ponder what I read, and to pray to our Father in Heaven to know of its truthfulness. It took me all week at EFY to receive my answer, but indeed it came. I remember sitting there and feeling an overwhelming sense of love and an assurance that to all that I learned growing up was in fact true. Since then I have always sought to do, what I felt, my Heavenly Father wanted me to do. For that very reason, did I serve a 2-year mission far from home in a place that was so very foreign to me. Also, that is why I am preparing to marry in the Temple of our God for time and all eternity. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the very church of God and our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was chosen, called and commissioned to do a great work in these latter days. Through him, the Church of Christ was restored upon the earth and The Book of Mormon was brought forth, giving us the teachings of the Lord's prophets and the record of His people here in the Americas. The keys of the Priesthood, given to Joseph Smith, have been given hands to head through a perfect line to our prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. He and the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve hold the keys of the Kingdom of God. I know this to be true and all other principles taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through the inspiration and promptings of the Holy Ghost. And I bear this witness in the name of Jesus the Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve in my ward as a Hometeaching Supervisor. What that is, is that I will call each companionship (made up of two or three brethren from the ward) and check to make sure they are visiting their families to which they are assigned. Being a Hometeaching Supervisor, I need to make sure that I am being the example to the rest of the brethren, so I must make sure I visit my the families I'm assigned to every month. I try as much as I can to be available to the full-time missionaries we have in our ward, giving them rides and teaching with them when I can. Everyone I know, everywhere I go, knows that I'm a Mormon. I try to be an example of the believers in all my acts and words, to be a witness of Christ at all times, in all things, in all places.